Thursday, July 30, 2009

Summary of the ML Workshop at CDAC Mumbai

Machine Learning Workshop

C-DAC Mumbai (formerly NCST) conducted a two day workshop on Machine Learning (ML) on 19-20th December, 2008 at the Kharghar, Navi Mumbai campus. The focus of the workshop was an introduction to various Machine Learning techniques and their usefulness in real life applications using an open source tool for ML called Weka.

The response for the workshop was overwhelming; as indicated by the number of participants, their background and the feedback we received from them.

The distribution of the 52 participants is as below:

Teachers -- 32

Students -- 07

Professionals -- 13

The participants were from across the country. The professionals were with different profiles like researchers, analysts, consultants and project leaders from various companies like TCS, Bank of America and Info Edge among others.

Almost all the participants appreciated the efforts of the speakers, lab sessions, materials provided, administration etc. They also suggested to conduct such events annually for advanced fields like this, with possibly longer duration.
The workshop covered Artificial Neural networks, Decision Trees,Clustering, Support Vector Machines and general issues in any Machine Learning technique.

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